This article is from the Pet Owner's Guide to Common Small Animal Poisons, by Julie Dahlke, DVM, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine.
This guide was generously prepared by Julie Dahlke, DVM, a graduate of
the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. She
compiled information on poisons which are commonly accessible to pets
and which cause their owners great concern. This is not an exhaustive
guide to companion animal poisons but instead a useful, readable
reference designed for the pet owner. Dr. Dahlke thanks Dr. Mike
Murphy, a veterinary toxicologist and Ms. Lynn Lawrence, both of the
University of Minnesota for their assistance in the development of
(1) For more information on poisonous plants, read, Poisonous Plants
of the United States and Canada. John M. Kingsbury, Prentice-Hall or
any of a variety of books on regional plants at your local book store.
Guide For Characterizing Poisons used in this guide:
XX : Highly Dangerous
X : Dangerous